Archive for the ‘Wisdom’ Category

A short saying often contains much wisdom.  -Sophocles


God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.  -Voltaire


Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.  -Abraham Lincoln


Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.  -Buddha


The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.  -Ayn Rand


Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold,  happiness dwells in the soul.  -Democritus


He is able who thinks he is able.  -Buddha


Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.  -Benjamin Franklin


Genius without education is like silver in the mine.  -Benjamin Franklin


Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.  -Benjamin Franklin


An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.  -Benjamin Franklin


The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.  -John F. Kennedy


It is not length of life, but depth of life.  -Ralph Waldo Emerson


Treat a man as if he were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be  -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other.  -Thomas Fuller


Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.  -Confucius


May you live every day of your life.  -Jonathan Swift


The unexamined life is not worth living.  -Socrates


Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.  -George Bernard Shaw


What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.  -Ralph Waldo Emerson


A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.  -Oscar Wilde


Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.  – Robert Louis Stevenson


In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.  – Martin Luther King Jr.


A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.  -Albert Einstein


I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.  -Albert Einstein


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.  -Aristotle


Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.  -Cicero


One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it. -Martin Luther King


The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.  -Voltaire


Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.  -Arthur Schopenhauer


You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.  -Ray Bradbury


Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it.  -Mother Teresa


You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.  -C.S. Lewis


Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.  -Eleanor Roosevelt


Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.  -William Shakespeare


We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. -Winston Churchill


If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.  -Lewis Carroll


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.   -Winston S. Churchill


Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.   -Aristotle


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.  -Mark Twain


At 20 years of age the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the judgment.  -Benjamin Franklin


He that lives upon hope will die fasting.  -Benjamin Franklin


Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.  -Benjamin Franklin


Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.  -Benjamin Franklin


Well done is better than well said.  -Benjamin Franklin


Wish not so much to live long as to live well.  -Benjamin Franklin


What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.   -Friedrich Nietzsche


The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.  -Thomas Paine


Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.  -Jimi Hendrix


In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.  -Buddha


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